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US News Nord Stream 2: three elected Republicans threaten a German port

21:27  07 august  2020
21:27  07 august  2020 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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In a letter dated August 5, three elected Republicans threaten to financially destroy the port of Sassnitz-Mukran, on the German island of Rügen, in the Baltic Sea, s 'he does not cease his participation in the construction of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

"If you continue to deliver goods, services and support the Nord Stream 2 project, you will prevent the survival of your company", write in particular the Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline at the heart of tensions between Washington and Moscow Threats of new American sanctions

For years, the United States has been opposed to this project which is to transport Russian gas to Germany and Europe . Washington believes that the book will increase Europeans' dependence on Russian gas and strengthen Moscow's influence.

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Nord Stream 2 is nearing completion, but the pressure is greater than ever.

A law promulgated in December by Donald Trump already imposes sanctions on companies associated with the construction of the gas pipeline. In mid-July, Washington warned that new sanctions would be taken.

More than 120 European companies, mainly German, but also French, could be targeted.

_ "Attack on European sovereignty" according to Berlin

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Germany has strongly protested and denounces an "attack on European sovereignty" in energy matters. But in the European Union, voices are dissonant. Some like Poland are opposed to the project.

So far, no official European response has been launched. The project owned by the Russian giant gazprom aims to double deliveries of Russian natural gas to Europe.

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